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Does playing politics require experience?

Akhilesh Trivedi
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Does playing politics require experience, how can one train himself on safe politics?

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Dave Hendricksen
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Joined: Dec 06, 2011
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Hi Akhilesh,

Usually the best thing to do with politics is - do the right thing regardless of how others behave.

It is usually best not to play.

Good question!

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Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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However it does help if you can identify when politics is taking place, even if you don't mean to participate. I'm sure that comes naturally to many people -- probably those are the ones who are participating -- but it doesn't come naturally to everybody. So yes, acquiring experience would be helpful.

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